SW3D

Total Comic Registry Points: 25,465 Rank: 794
 


SW3D's Bio
I've been collecting comics on-and-off since the late 70's. The majority of my raw/ungraded comics are Marvel and DC superhero titles from the Bronze and Copper Age (70's, 80's and 90's), with some Golden, Silver, and Modern Ages mixed-in.

If I could be a superhero, who would I be?: Superman

My favorite Comic Book Character: Swamp Thing

My favorite Cosmic Superhero: Tie: Adam Warlock and Silver Surfer.

My favorite Classic Superhero: Superman

My favorite Non-powered Superhero: Batman

My favorite Supernatural Character: Phantom Stranger

My favorite Confidence Man: John Constantine

My favorite Pulp Hero: The Shadow

My favorite hometown Superhero: Spider-Man (from Forest Hills, NY)

My favorite Indie Superhero: Nexus

My favorite Superheroine (based on looks): Tie: Ms. Marvel (Carol Danvers) and Marvel Girl/Phoenix (Jean Grey).

My favorite Superheroine (based on heroics/leadership): Tie: Storm and Wonder Woman

My favorite Super Team: Tie: Fantastic Four and X-Men

My favorite Cosmic Villain: Tie: Galactus and Thanos

My favorite Despot Villain: Doctor Doom

My favorite Supernatural Villain: Mephisto

My favorite Rogues Gallery: X-Men

My favorite fight between heroes: Daredevil vs. Hulk: Daredevil 163

My favorite Golden Age publisher: EC Comics

My favorite Silver Age Publisher: Marvel Comics

My favorite Bronze Age Publisher: DC

My favorite Copper Age Publisher: Marvel Comics

My favorite Modern Age Publisher: DC Comics

My favorite defunct Indie Publisher: Tie: Eclipse and First

My favorite Modern Indie Publisher: Tie Dark Horse and Image

My favorite Silver Age run: Fantastic Four Volume 1: 1 - 100, and Silver Surfer Volume 1: 1 - 16.

My favorite Bronze Age run: Tie: Swamp Thing Volume 1: 1 - 10; Warlock Volume 1: 9 - 16; DC's Shadow Volume 1: 1 - 12

My favorite Copper Age run: Tie: Uncanny X-Men 129 - 143; Daredevil: 168 - 200

My favorite Toy Tie-In: Tie: Micronauts and ROM Spaceknight

My favorite Event Maxi-Series: Tie: DC's Watchmen and Marvel's Civil War.

My favorite Mini-Series: Kingdom Come

My favorite Cross-Over: DC/Marvel Presents: Uncanny X-Men and Teen Titans

My favorite B&W Magazine: Tie: Savage Sword of Conan and Tales of the Zombie

My favorite Foreign Comic Book Magazine: Warrior

My favorite Adult Magazine: Epic

My favorite Anthology Magazine: Creepy

My favorite Graphic Novel: Watchmen

My favorite Foreign Superhero: Tie: Marvelman and Judge Dredd

My favorite comic book writer (living or dead):
Tie: Stan Lee and Alan Moore

My favorite comic book artist (living or dead):
Tie: Bernie Wrightson, Michael Kaluta, Neal Adams, John Bryne, Jim Starlin and Brian Bolland.

My favorite comic book cover artist (illustrator): Tie: Jack Kirby and Gil Kane

My favorite comic book cover artist (oil on canvas): Tie: Boris Vallejo and Earl Norem

Who I believe is the greatest comic book artist ever? (living or dead): Jack Kirby without a doubt!

My holy grails (list will grow without a doubt):
Fantastic Four 48
Fantastic Four 1
Fantastic Four 5
House of Secrets 92
Swamp Thing 1
Fantastic Four 66/67
Action Comics 1
Detective Comics 27
Tales of Suspense 39
X-Men 1
Showcase 22
Showcase 4
Journey Into Mystery 83
Daredevil 1
Giant Size X-Men 1
Incredible Hulk 181
Warrior Magazine 1
2000 AD Prog 2
Nexus Volume 1 (B&W Magazine)
Creepy 1
Anything EC

In the last few years, I've been focusing on acquiring CGC Graded vintage comics, in high grades (9.0 or better), from all ages, with a passion for keys (1st appearances, origin stories, death's, etc.), obscure, rare or low print runs and occassionally controversial comics.

Although I would like to build and complete sets, I find that I am attracted to single key issues, especially when the price is right.

However, after recently learning that the Collectors Society through CCS is condoning pressing, and the CGC is unwilling to recognize pressing as a restorative technique, I have taken a step-back from buying pre-graded comics I did not originally own, in favor of getting my own "restoration free" comics graded. I am purist when it comes to grading and am a supporter of pro-disclosure. For the benefit of the collecting community at large, I hope to one day see the CGC and the Collectors Society reconsider their position, and label pressed comics as restored. In my opinion, it is unfair to knowingly tamper with a comic book's condition by pressing away flaws such as bends, folds, creases, wrinkels and spine rolls to achieve a better grade. How can any organization offer a service designed to modify and improve the grade of a comic book, much less charge a premium for such a service, and not deem said service restoration?

Anyway...

If you decide to review my small but growing CGC collection (which includes images and descriptive details), you will notice multiple copies of various key issues mixed with my childhood collection.

Eventually, I will get most of my raw comics graded, but this will take some time, patience, and money.

I also enjoy posting journals about the comics and hobby I love. Feel free to read my journals and browse through my collection and contact me with comments, feedback, opinions, and friendly banter.

Happy Collecting!

SW3D



    

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Set Type NameSet NameDescComic Count% CompletedScoreRank
Adam Warlock Keys Set "And Men Shall Call HIM Warlock!" AKA: "It's Him! It (...) 131000 9
Adam Warlock Keys Set Keys to the Kingdom Set Description: Updated March (...) 4124105 6
Adam Warlock Keys Set Pocket Universe My 2nd Set! Apparently my pass (...) 131000 9
Angela Angela Pre-Marvel! You've been probably wonde (...) 342318 3
Aria (Image/Avalon) Aria Angela Heavenly Creatures Collecting the mini series par (...) 822172 2

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Set Type NameSet NameDescComic Count% CompletedScoreRank
Batman #501-#600 Gotham's Caped Crusader! Random Batman comics I bought (...) 2255 6

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Set Type NameSet NameDescComic Count% CompletedScoreRank
Daredevil #1-#310 Hell's Kitchen's Crimson Avenger My childhood collection of Dar (...) 2033 198
Dark Dominion (Defiant) JG Jones 1st Published Comic Book Works In 1994, JG Jones made his pro (...) 32751 1
Darkness (Complete) The Master of The Dark 1st Appearance of Jackie Estac (...) 31404 15
Detective Comics #501-#600 Bats in the Belfry! Detective Comic Keys 1172 42

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Set Type NameSet NameDescComic Count% CompletedScoreRank
Fantastic Four Lee-Kirby #1-#102 Marvel's First Family Marvel's greatest cosmic m (...) 102070 147
Fantastic Four Lee-Kirby #1-#102 The Fantastic Four! I love writing. And one of my (...) 000 301

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Set Type NameSet NameDescComic Count% CompletedScoreRank
Green Lantern (1960) #90-#200 The Emerald Ring Bearers My collection of Green Lantern (...) 000 36
Guardians of the Galaxy (2013) "Heaven Sent!" Collecting Angela Appearances (...) 65161 7

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Set Type NameSet NameDescComic Count% CompletedScoreRank
Invincible Viltrumite or Kryptonite? Collecting the first appearanc (...) 3199 34
Iron Man #1-#332 The Power and the Fury! At the moment, this set will o (...) 2016 308

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Set Type NameSet NameDescComic Count% CompletedScoreRank
Marvel Premiere #1-#61 A Man-God Reborn! Collecting Marvel Premiere' (...) 111000 43
Marvel Premiere #1-#61 Adam, The Soul Gem, and Everything! Collecting Marvel Premiere' (...) 111000 43
Miracleman #1-#24 Age of Miracles Marvelman, a veritable Captain (...) 13560 34
Miracleman #1-#24 The Age of Miracles Marvelman, a veritable Captain (...) 13350 42

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Set Type NameSet NameDescComic Count% CompletedScoreRank
Sabretooth Victor Creed's Claws! 000 14
Savage Dragon (Complete) Savage Dragon Keys Key issues from the Savage Dra (...) 1032 17
Shadow (1973) O'Neil's Shadow: Return to Pulp Glory Created by writer and magician (...) 18520 15
Showcase #1-#104 Showcase My Keys! Collecting the many keys in th (...) 10675 86
Spawn (Complete) Angela Madness! Collecting Angela Appearance i (...) 2070 104
Spawn (Complete) Angela's Fury How Rare is a Threesome?
50170 59
Spawn (Complete) Heaven Sent! Collecting Angela Appearances (...) 1020 142
Spawn (Complete) The Eight Circle of Hell Collecting the first ten issue (...) 1030 132
Spawn (Complete) The Newsstand Collection Collecting Angela appearances (...) 1020 144
Strange Adventures (1950) Animal Magnetism! Welcome to the DC Universe Bud (...) 201120 21
Strange Adventures (1950) Strange Condition Strange Adventures 180: Origin (...) 10270 37
Strange Adventures (1950) Whatever Happened to Buddy Baker? 1st Appearance and Origin of A (...) 10270 37
Swamp Thing #1-#10 (1972) 9.6 or Better DC's enduring muck monster (...) 191625 36
Swamp Thing #1-#10 (1972) Born on the Bayou DC's enduring muck monster (...) 19975 44
Swamp Thing #1-#10 (1972) Dark Genesis One day... one day... I will c (...) 191625 36
Swamp Thing #1-#10 (1972) Guardian of the Green DC's enduring muck monster (...) 19975 44
Swamp Thing #1-#10 (1972) The Guardian of the Green DC's enduring muck monster (...) 192600 27
Swamp Thing #1-#10 (1972) The Monster Rises DC's enduring muck monster (...) 19488 53
Swamp Thing #1-#10 (1972) The Moss Man Cometh Swamp Thing 1
9.8
192600 28
Swamp Thing #1-#10 (1972) The Swamp Thing Pedigree Set This Collection shall be noted (...) 191625 36
Swamp Thing #1-#24 (1972) The Emerald Champion has Awakened! Collecting Swamp Thing Volume (...) 1423 56

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Set Type NameSet NameDescComic Count% CompletedScoreRank
Tales of the Zombie Whatever Happened to Simon Garth? The Walking Dead, Marvel Zombi (...) 5451060 4

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Set Type NameSet NameDescComic Count% CompletedScoreRank
Witchblade (1995) Gauntlet of Power! 1066 66
Witchblade (1995) Witchy Woman! 1st Appearance of Sara Pezzini (...) 30354 25









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